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Cantina Simonetti

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Italian, Mexican
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Piazza San Rocco 4, Frascati, Italy
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delightful small restaurant in a quiet part of town

We entered this nearly empty restaurant on the quiet Piazza San Rocco about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Within twenty minutes the modest-sized place was entirely full. It is a simple restaurant with benches and chairs where one sits, family-style, at one of a number of long tables; there is just a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Nederland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had the most amazing meal at Cantina Simonetti. Authentic Italian restaurant where local people eat. You will not be disappointed. In a beautiful square very rustic.

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Nederland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We entered this nearly empty restaurant on the quiet Piazza San Rocco about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Within twenty minutes the modest-sized place was entirely full. It is a simple restaurant with benches and chairs where one sits, family-style, at one of a number of long tables; there is just a single separate table for two. Our server quickly understood... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Located in the heart of the old part of the Frascati town, it is a typical Roman "family - run" restaurant/hosteria type place which is very popular with the Romans and especially on week ends requires a reservation. Typical Roman dishes, the "antipasti" with the characteristic "porchetta" are a must as well as the meat and pasta dishes. Good local... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Very expensive for the amount of food they serve. We ordered an antipasto for 2 and they brought a couple of plastic plates with very few vegetables. Meat and cheese variety was decent. Food was prepared behind a glass with bare hands. It may be a common practice in restaurants but it wasnt nice seeing it. Pasta was heated in... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

What a great surprice;-) We went to Frascati on Sunday for a trip from Rome! What a lovely place by itself, away from busy, busy Rome! Well weather could be better, but who could you blame for it:-) After short walk around the town, we found this small cantina Simonetti. We entered and we got a table straight away, even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

One of many small cantinas/osterias in Frascati. This one has a better-than-average appetizer plate, with bread, salami, prosciutto, cheese, olives, and delicious porchetta. Enough for a light dinner, for about 10 Euros. Other food is apparently available as well. Closed Monday year-round, and closed Tuesday in Winter.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza San Rocco 4, Frascati, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Frascati

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican

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